Port Warehouse Worker Suspended After Arrest for Theft
September 25, 2018
Today, the Waterfront Commission temporarily suspended warehouseman Raul C. Loza-Carrera, 60, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, pending the outcome of an administrative hearing related to an arrest and alleged deception to secure waterfront registration. The Waterfront Commission’s Notice of Hearing alleges that, on or about and between January 27, 2018 and April 8, 2018 (before he was registered to work on the waterfront), Loza-Carrera was employed as a night custodian at a TJ Maxx store in Union, New Jersey, from which he removed various items without making any payment, causing a total loss of $2,764.00. Loza-Carrera then allegedly failed to disclose his employment at TJ Maxx on his application, dated April 9, 2018, for inclusion in the longshoremen’s register as a warehouseman. On August 20, 2018, police arrested Loza-Carrera for Theft by Unlawful Taking, a crime of the third degree, which he allegedly failed to properly report to the Commission. Today, the Waterfront Commission issued a Notice of Hearing alleging that Loza-Carrera’s presence at the piers or other waterfront terminals in the port of New York district represents a danger to the public peace or safety.
The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is prosecuting the criminal matter.